Thursday, December 31, 2009

Whether it be thirst of greed, ambition, pleasure, knowledge, or rest, Jesus invites us, "If anyone thirsts, let him come to me and drink."

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Halflight & Shadows (digital) is free via trialpay. enjoy! http://www.trialpay.com/stores/adrinathorpemusic/halflightandshadows?tid=RHydEzd
oh, how I love online shopping. piece of cake!

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Watching the bowen beer bottle band, with my friend Beth Thornley in it! yeay! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pI1J9k6-Jws&NR=1

Sunday, December 20, 2009

poor brittany murphy's family and friends... so sad to have lost her so young. my heart goes out to them all, and to her.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

just sang "breath of heaven" at my church for the women's christmas dinner. :)

Monday, December 7, 2009

snowflakes are amazing. check these photographs. unreal. God is real. http://www.its.caltech.edu/~atomic/snowcrystals/photos/photos.htm
I LOVE this rain and my mint tea, the sounds coming from the open windows. the cool mixed with warm. I love not being ill anymore! Thank God

Sunday, December 6, 2009

love....
http://www.donna-anna.com/en/p/parfums/maison/diffuseurs/tiges/rotin/bouquet/zinzoline/bel/aujourd/hui/1357.html
love...
:) yeay!!
ecstatic! have FINALLY located the ZINZOLINE diffuser aromatic oil I bought from france last yr... online! hope it's the same. I miss france

Thursday, December 3, 2009

I've been through the fire & my life is burned away... when it is rebirthed I give it to God for His glory... that's all that matters.

Monday, November 30, 2009

last day of sale @ my website!!! albums become 7 or 8 bucks after they get added to your cart! Christmas gift ideas :) :) :) Enjoy!

Saturday, November 28, 2009

today I'm busy cleaning! :) feels good to organize... btw, cd sale continuing at my website, all things change to 30% off when u add to cart

Friday, November 27, 2009

30% sale on everything at http://www.adrinathorpe.com -discount appears magically in the cart. enjoy! please...don't order too much... ;) jk

Monday, September 28, 2009

today I'm finishing up my taxes. Yep, those ones that everyone does by April 15th. ;) Soon as I learned you could legally delay them, I did.

Friday, September 4, 2009

performing at the Shrine Auditorium in LA w/DJ Shah tomorrow night. spent tonight recording a new song, then visiting Ruby's @ the pier

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Your FREE ALBUM is waiting! 4 everyone who does this, I'll email u Elusive 2! http://www.trialpay.com/checkout/?c=e0d7dee&tid=RHydEzd&loop=1

Thursday, August 20, 2009

wow, so many nice people called & typed in during my interview, not to mention thanks to John Rankin @ The New Music Inferno for the talk :)
Listen live to Adrina Thorpe's interview with the NEW MUSIC INFERNO happening in 10 minutes here: www.blogtalkradio.com/newmusicinferno

Sunday, August 9, 2009

tomorrow is my CD release SHOW @ Hotel Cafe! Stay @ 9pm for my friend http:www.petracovich.com & RSVP here http://preview.tinyurl.com/letzrg

Saturday, August 8, 2009

practicing with Larry Briner (cellist) and Randy Cooke (drummer). will try to post some pics later. GIG 8/10/9 @Hotel Cafe, 7pm. BE THERE!!!

Thursday, August 6, 2009

I was interviewed by iProng magazine. :) You can check it out here: http://www.iprong.com/musicianinterviews/adrina-thorpe-interview/

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

got my CT scan results. I have a fracture of my L1 vertebrae from an old fall (that I can't remember) oy vey! at least they found something!

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

having a CT scan today. pray that they see what's causing me this pain in my back. :)

Monday, August 3, 2009

Thursday, July 30, 2009

typing chord charts and practicing cello and piano for my hotel cafe gig with Larry. will practice drums with randy cooke later next week.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

good news. no ulcer. bad news. still don't know what's wrong. but better news. now have a picture of my vocal chords from endoscopy. :)
Having an endoscopy in 6 hours to see if I have an ulcer. Please pray for my safety during procedure & to figure a fix 4 what's wrong asap.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

I'm geeking out playing a game called Munchkin for the first time w/ Larry (my cellist friend) and Mike after rehearsing for CD release gig.

Friday, July 24, 2009

just saw my sister and brother in law's new adopted baby.... so cute! :)

Thursday, July 23, 2009

To listen: http://www.fearlessradio.com/ , click Listen Now
interview now! To listen: http://www.fearlessradio.com/ , click Listen Now
Also excited today to interview with Bill Palmer of iProng http://www.iprongmag.net. Known that mag since its inception, it's very cool. :)
Fearless Radio Interview today at 4:15 PST. Listen live here (click listen now): http://www.fearlessradio.com/
Fearless Radio Interview today at 4:15 PST. Listen live here (click listen now): http://www.fearlessradio.com/

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

This discrimination shouldn't be happening anymore in the US!! http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/32077998/ns/us_news-race_and_ethnicity/?GT1=43001

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

URGENT & REAL! HELP SAVE 2 US TV journalists imprisoned in N Korea sentenced to 12 yrs hard labor! http://www.lauraandeuna.com/how-to-help/
am in so much physical pain right now. can hardly breathe...move... going to doc on wed. for possible ulcer. pray this goes away soon!!!

Monday, July 20, 2009

Live interview in Iowa's KRUU 100.1FM tomorrow morning at 7:30 pacific time. Listen LIVE at http://kruufm.com (itunes or winamp is best) :)

Saturday, July 18, 2009

riverside, CA show tonight around 8pm. --- 3535 Riverside Plaza Dr --- myspace.com/socalfas --- check this link for more info: http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a339/crystalmariemusic/July18thresized.jpg

Friday, July 17, 2009

A lot of people have been asking “what is the story behind the name of the album, "Halflight and Shadows"?”

Here’s the answer: I started noticing that nearly every song had some word about light and/or dark in it. And they progress along a journey from dark to light.
Here are little snippets from each song, quoted for you to see: (info on full link at the bottom of this page)
The wind has swallowed all of the light inside this place. Midnight; I’m torn asunder. No glimmer left inside this place. When I wake up in the morning, would you be there? And I know this is only a dream of darkened sleep. Wake me into the light. I’ve slept too long. Wake me into the light of morning. I’ll wake when I see your eyes shine bright.
Everything changes when you close your eyes. Sleep in the bed that you made!
And the war was always out there in your eyes.
Domino, oh no no, watch as the pieces fall. Light dances round me on the other side. Light floods the world. When it’s all dark, I’ll find the light of day. If I am blind, strike me with lightning, yeah.
Well the sun is slowly fading, but the moon is rising high. Tonight, tonight we drive…. in our beat up little black car on this endless midnight road. When I hold your hand, the headlights blur the road. The stars are coming out. Skies above us sparkle; It’s our time to shine. Days and nights flutter by. Today I will be holding on. Today. Today. Well the moon is slowly fading, but the sun is waking up. Pack your bags cause we’ve got things to do today…
Morning light upon my pillowcase… Well, hello, here comes the day. Let the sun upon my face... Far too long I’ve slept in solitude with these walls as cold as ice. If I wake will it be worth it all to feel the sun upon my face? Hiding from the eyes that love me still with the sun upon my face.
I am one, I am one of many, in a sea full of shining stars. When the lights go out on the city I see one bright star. And it shines with a light for many and it bids for the world to come. Walk on the water in the dark of the night. Step into the epicenter. Empty you will find. There’s a calm that holds you tight.
Don’t wake me from this dream standing in between the fairytale and your goodbye. Yellow, red and green…golden is the scene, when you place your hand on mine.
Take a moment and breathe life in. Breathe in sunlight and warm summer wind. All the days of chasing time, fade into nothing, but this moment’s mine. Take in the moments when the sun will shine as the time heals…heals… heal.
All hail, kiss the day. Stars fall on your parade. I didn’t think the sun would rise up in these autumn skies. When the day is done and I have only run… Take the moments be they dark or gold… I didn't see the dawn of light, oh bring me back to life... If I saw the sunlight, would you stop pretending it was dark?
When the day turns to night and the night clouds your eyes, if you seek you will find. Oh you shimmer, you glimmer, you shine.
Whispers of a day gone by… Hoping for a day brand new… Do you believe in sunlight here? Underneath your colorless sky, every kind word has a plastic veneer. I still believe in sunlight. Believe. I still believe that you’re right here.

(my full lyrics can be found here: http://halflightandshadows.com/lyrics.html )
You can hear and order the album “Halflight & Shadows” here: http://www.adrinathorpe.com

Thursday, July 16, 2009

LIVE youtube video posted of me singing "moment to end" on my new youtube channel! http://www.youtube.com/adrinathorpe

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

refreshed after a nap ;) Getting photographed today for gearwire mag. Meeting Amy Courts friend/musician. Open mic House of Blues anaheim@10

Monday, July 13, 2009

practicing my songs while watching tv occasionally in the reflection from the french doors... :)
wouldn't the world be nice if there were no money? and people didn't take more than what they needed? and gave when others had need?

Sunday, July 12, 2009

I'm currently being part of a live interview on www.kbigradio.net so log in now to listen live. they don't archive!

Saturday, July 11, 2009

2 FREE songs from "Halflight & Shadows" at http://www.adrinathorpe.com Enter code FREESONGS 2 get "coming home" & "everything changes" FREE
when we dare something bigger than what we could afford, what do you think will happen?

Thursday, July 9, 2009

I really really really need a nap.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

could someone live for me so I could get around to living my life???

Sunday, July 5, 2009

could be flossing, but no, am tweating. which is more important? btw just watched 'confessions of a shopaholic' & my soul feels alive. ;) ;)

Saturday, July 4, 2009

just introduced my Grandma to the marvelous world of twitter. she was very amazed b/c she thought it was for the birds. off 2 fireworks now.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

I want to DO this! I LOVE heights!!! :) sooo cool!
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/31683947/?GT1=43001

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

oh, and yeah... don't try the cinnamon rolls at ikea... cardboard.
I found a color that mildly satisfied my need for a new color in the world, and it was a deep lilac orchid plant I saw, but still want more.

Monday, June 29, 2009

today I got bored of the colors in the world and wished there was a new one. isn't that strange?

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Life is so tenuous & fleeting.We all forget that one day we all will die.the day may come before we expect.Jesus is real.Find Him.Find life.
Just watched "Henry Poole Was Here". recommend it. What a wonderful movie.

And now, I really should be going to bed...

Friday, June 26, 2009

empower women with dignity. check out this link: http://www.intlprincess.org/

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Today has been the best day in a long time... I'm so grateful. Good night everyone.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Went to the beach today and watched little ones digging in the sand. Amazing how sand and water can entertain them endlessly.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Is there anyone who would like to help me describe my sound for my new bio we're creating? As we prep to promote, I feel at a loss 4 words.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

I just discovered the children's fruit and veggie vitamins from trader joes are so amazing... like candy. somebody stop me! (don't ask)

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

I need a massage. I'm feeling really anxious right now. Think I'll lay down and practice some deep breathing. Or a hot bath. Maybe coffee.

Monday, June 1, 2009

My hardcopy cds arrived in the mail! If you want a signed copy, do so at halflightandshadows.com & request it in the order notes.

Saturday, May 30, 2009

I heart spam. No, just kidding. Seriously, though, getting emails from the Nigerian Police Force and offers for millions is really a laugh.

Friday, May 29, 2009

had Lucky Chinese 2nite. looking at stacks of boxes & cd's 2 be signed/mailed. Gonna watch a movie & sign, pack, & tape away! fun fun! :)

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Guess what arrived in the mail yesterday??? :) :) :) My cd's!!!! FINALLY!

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

they might ship the albums (halflight & shadows) to me tomorrow!!! :) :) :) don't know how long the post office will take... but yeay!

Friday, May 15, 2009

cd replication company just printed the glass master for H&S today, and they tell me they'll ship the cd's to me May 28. yucky. Ce la vie!

Friday, May 8, 2009

CD replication company is driving me mad. They've had my order over 3 weeks and haven't started printing still! Hopefully Monday they start!

Saturday, May 2, 2009

the sound of the birds outside, the sound of the far off cars in the street like a stream, the sound of the air... birds. silence. peace. :)

Friday, May 1, 2009

just saw the most ridiculous ad: 'botox for hair'. since when does hair get wrinkles! I've got a solution. Stop using the crimper.

Thursday, April 30, 2009

I have absolutely nothing interesting to say at the moment, and I thought everyone should know. Flaunt it, baby! ;)

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Beyind the Lyrics to Who Will Find Me now posted on myspace, facebook and my blogs. :)

Behind the Lyrics: “Who Will Find Me”

Behind the Lyrics: “Who Will Find Me”

When I originally wrote Who Will Find Me, I thought of it in terms of a love song, unrequited love reaching out to the one who needs her, to the one who has been carried away by the world and it’s distractions from what really matters most, love. She lovingly reaches out to him to come back. In his darkened midnight eyes, she sees the way to create a sunrise in his life. After the lyrics were written, I read through them to make sure they made sense to me. All of a sudden it hit me, this is God’s love song to humanity. I had no idea I had even written it, but it was so evident to me that it was there. We are the lost one and he is reaching out, beckoning us to find the more beautiful life that can only be found in Him. We get lost in the silver winter skies, in the wind and the fire and the midnight. But beyond is a beautiful life and stillness and life in the morning light. This beautiful life, which we can find, is for the now as well as the future. The city of shining light is heaven. And the way God sees us is forgiven, perfect, in a place where the roses bloom whereas we may view ourselves with condemnation and in a dark place. And “who will find me” is just what God says because honestly, no one wants to find Him these days. Everybody has some reason to want to push Him away. I love it when my songs have double meanings. I prefer to write about everything in life, and then let there be these hidden double messages about spirituality, but this song really has a double message without my intentionally putting it there, and when I saw it I was blown away.

Today, I got this in my email inbox and it reminded me of my lyrics to the song so I’ll include the link: http://www.truthforlife.org/site/PageServer?pagename=tls_overview

Who Will Find Me Lyrics
In a world of desire,
oh who would come and catch you when you fall
in the wind and the fire?
oh who would come to save you?
High above any danger…
Locked inside the tower of your mind,
dreams are veiled; passion blinded.
Safe from fear and fire.
Oh who will find me?
In your midnight eyes, I see a summer sunrise.
Fly far beyond these silver winter skies.
I see a beautiful life. Oh, come and get away.
Do you see the horizon?
Walk upon the water, you will find
all is still and yet alive
in the morning light.
Oh who will find me?
In your midnight eyes, I see a summer sunrise.
Fly far beyond these silver winter skies.
I see a beautiful life. Oh, come and get away.
Dance dance in the morning light.
Open your darkened eyes.
Hey, hey, it’s a beautiful day.
It’ll be ok. It’ll be ok.
Take a look, spin around, this is where I find you… where the roses bloom.
Leave your cares, leave your fears, leave them all behind you… yeayah.
It’s a beautiful day in the city of shining light.
It’s a beautiful day. This is where I find you… yeayah
Oh who will find me?
In your midnight eyes, I see a summer sunrise.
Come and get away.

Friday, April 24, 2009

When you're fighting for all or nothing, nothing is what you get. But when all you've got is nothing, everything is a gift.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

but it's all right. when it's all dark I'll find the light of day. I know I need to post another behind the lyrics blog. soon, I promise.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

nerves. hate em.

Monday, April 20, 2009

hot hot weather, running through the sprinklers, and ac inside= perfect day

Friday, April 17, 2009

had AMAZING time performing w/Roger Shah in San Fran. To the audience there singing along, thank you. I was blown away by your enthusiasm!

Friday, April 10, 2009

exhausted. just finished packing for gig in San Fran with DJ Shah tomorrow evening. hope I can sleep on the plane!

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

I think I'm going to kill this service called ping.

Sunday, April 5, 2009

content or restless

today I see how much I need to practice contentedness in the midst of chaos and beauty. I find myself reaching for everything instead of reveling in what is. and rest is being replaced with restlessness. it's time for a revamp of the soul. it's sunday after all, and I want to conquer the world. today is a day of rest, and the world can wait. but it is hard to appreciate the beauty in the midst of the chaos. I need tunnel vision. But then again, I think as you focus on it, it becomes more evident to the point where you no longer see the chaos but are smitten, truly in love with the beauty that has been given to you. It's my time to turn my eyes that direction.

I've decided to become more personal and real in my blogs (today, see how long it lasts) so here's a taste of my day, and my heart, and my deepest thoughts at this moment.

I think we all deal with this on a daily basis anyway, in this world where we are constantly told we don't have enough, we aren't enough, and other people have it better.

But we have so much to be grateful for.